Braces include the bracket
that individually adhere to each tooth. Sometimes bands, or rings
are placed around the back teeth. The archwire is then attached to
the braces using ties. These ties can be silver, coloured or clear.
some people may be more sensitive to the appliances and develop
canker sores from irritation. During the initial adjustment period,
learning to cope with swallowing may also be difficult. Wax is used
to reduce irritation in areas of tenderness on your tongue and gums.
Try to speak as much as possible to help you speak more clearly, and
eat soft foods for the first few days.
Essix (clear retainers)
Bonded Retainers (permanent
retainer-plate with wires)
Colour your braces
information can be found on the American Association of
their web site at www.aaortho.org